Four Seasons Make Fortune Employers List

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was once again named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The world’s leading luxury hotel company has made the list every year since its inception and once again this year, it is the only Canadian company to make the list.

“When employees join Four Seasons, we make a commitment to them that we will encourage and support them fully in the development of their careers.” said Isadore Sharp, Chairman and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “For our employees to respond so favourably to Fortune magazine year after year, demonstrates the trust they place in us and the fulfillment they get from being part of Four Seasons.”

The results of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For are mainly based on employee responses to a survey measuring the quality of workplace culture. Participating companies are also asked to submit information about HR policies and benefits.

“Throughout our history as a company, we have consistently attracted the best and brightest people in our industry, enabling us to provide our guests with the exceptional service for which Four Seasons is so well known,” said John Young, executive vice president, human resources, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are as proud of our employees as they are proud to be associated with us.”

The Fortune ranking is the latest honour Four Seasons has received in a long list of accolades. In 2002, the company once again topped the AAA Five Diamonds Awards list, earning more Five Diamond Awards than any other hotel company in the world for the 22nd consecutive year. Four Seasons also dominated Condé Nast Traveler’s 2002 Readers’ Choice Awards and ranked higher than any other luxury hotel company in the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study.

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With a history spanning four decades and a portfolio that now extends around the world, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, currently managing 57 properties in 26 countries. In 2002, the company opened its second property in Tokyo, in the heart of Marunouchi district, as well as properties in Shanghai and Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts continues to expand, with over 20 projects in development stages in choice locations around the world. Information on the company and its 42 years of achievement in the hospitality industry can be accessed through the Four Seasons Web site at www.fourseasons.com.

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